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Swansea, west glam, United Kingdom
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  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,514

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is no 'Ready Player One'

  • By Hannah on 06-08-15

Avoid and don't read before Ready Player One.

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Being a gamer took me to "Ready Player One", I love this book it's outstanding. So I thought I would read Armada. I found it terrible and the story is weak and dragged out. I got bored with the 80's references and stick with it to the painful end. Very disappointed.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,967
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,755

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Amazing the best book I have ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-17

Coming from playing in the early 1980's Arcades going through the 80's music and culture and gaming to this day from console to now pc. I have never connected so well with a book. This is totally amazing and I even booted up some Mame ROMs of Galaga and others mentioned to get really into it. This is now my favourite book of all time and I can't wait for the movie and Vive VR game.

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-17

Excellent thriller with edge of the seat moments couldn't stop listening. I will be looking for more by this author as it's on of the most gripping books I have read this year.

  • Blade Runner

  • Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why the title?

  • By Mr. G. J. Walker on 10-11-09

Amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-17

I love this book, being a Blade Runner fan I had to read it. And this book is a real treat and I thing better than the movie. I would love a new video game made from the book story not the movie. It's quite something to think this was written in the 1960s, Phillips imagination is impressive seeing that he's talking about some things that didn't exist then but do now. Highly recommended.

  • Break Me

  • Corrupted Hearts, Book 2
  • By: Tiffany Snow
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Just a few weeks ago, computer prodigy China Mack's typical night in involved Endor Star Wars pajamas and a sensible bedtime. Now she's dating gorgeous tech guru Jackson Cooper - one of Forbes's Top 10 Eligible Billionaires - much to the Twitterverse's delight. Turns out, going from socially inept hermit to poster girl for geek chic has its challenges. China's relationship gets even more complicated because her role heading the top-secret Vigilance program - where she's partnered with Superman clone Clark Slattery - makes her a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, more from China Mack!!!

  • By Angela ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends on 06-12-18

Superb Series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Being a computer geek I fell in love with the main character China Mac. I look forward to more in the series.